Cauliflower is a vegetable with heads that resemble broccoli and is eaten around the world. It can be roasted, boiled,fried, steamed or eaten raw.
It has been eaten for centuries and is enjoyed in many different culinary dishes.
So can rabbits eat cauliflower at all?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about it. In particular, their acidic, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, fat, fibre and sodium content are of most interest.
As you can see cauliflower contains quite a lot of phosphorus, a hint of calcium, is quite acidic, a little sugar, and a hint of fat and fibre. It is also useful to note that they contain a lot of water which means they will cause bloat.
This means that rabbits can eat cauliflower, but not too much of it. One of two flourets a week should suffice but nothing more than that. Anything more than that and they will have serious bloat issues.
They can also eat their leaves which are quite nutritious for them.
However, they cannot eat it cooked in any form. So fried, boiled, roasted or steamed cauliflower is out of bounds as far as rabbits are concerned.
Originally posted 2015-01-17 22:29:28.